5 Free Excellent Photo Editors


1. GIMP

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

One of The GIMP’s strengths is its free availability from many sources for many operating systems. Most GNU/Linux distributions include The GIMP as a standard application. The GIMP is also available for other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows™ or Apple’s Mac OS X™ (Darwin). The GIMP is a Free Software application covered by the General Public License [GPL]. The GPL provides users with the freedom to access and alter the source code that makes up computer programs.

2. Paint.NET

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple image and photo editor tool. It has been compared to other digital photo editing software packages such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Microsoft Photo Editor, and The GIMP.

3. Photo Pos Pro Photo Editor

Photo Pos Pro Photo Editor offers powerful tools and functions which include among other things Support of many picture file types, Support of scanners and digital cameras, Advanced Image Enhancing and editing tools and functions, Tools for creating Computer Graphics Design, Rich Text Tools, Special Effects, Selection Tools, Layers & Masks, Gradients, Patterns and Texture, Script Tools, Batch Operations and also The Ability to expand the software yourselves!

Though the Photo Pos Pro photo editor is a powerful program, it contains an extremely user-friendly interface enabling you to work intuitively. If you are a beginner you can easily begin to use the program in an intuitive fashion. The program offers beginning users a Help system which they can follow step by step into the wonderful world of Digital Picture Enhancement. With the Help system, you can turn from a beginner to a professional user.

If you are an experienced user, you will probably be amazed to discover the infinite possibilities which the program has to offer in the fields of Digital Image Enhancement and Computer Graphics. Advanced users will discover advanced editing and creating possibilities; they will find all they need to work in an efficient manner in the professional Help system which comes with the program.

4. Photobie

Photobie software was originally designed by Cheng to edit pictures of his new-born daughter. To entertain her, he also created the flash jukebox. As Photobie became more popular, other useful features such as GIF animation, screen capture, image browser, Photoshop filter plugins host and photo template features were added.

Cheng decided to make Photobie always a free software for personal use so that everyone can enjoy it. Cheng received lots of support from many graphics enthusiasts. Among them, Odidio has made the greatest contribution.

Today Photobie has become one of the most popular photo/image editing freeware programs with over one million downloads world wide. We now have more professional software developers and graphics designers that have joined our team. We are designing the next generation of Photobie. We are creating more artistic Design Templates, brushes, masks and other artworks for you to share and enjoy. We now have Scrapbook Artists joining our team, and we are building the bridge to bring traditional scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking together. Such hybrid scrapbooking allows you to fully explore your imagination.

5. Hornil StylePix

StylePix is an compound word, which contains the word “Style” and the word “Picture”. As you like, “StylePix” therefore means “Style Picture”. StylePix helps you to create nice pictures easily and quickly. If you don’t use the image editor or think it is difficult to use try StylePix. You can also become a graphic designer with a variety of tools and an intuitive user interface.

With StylePix you can easily do following:
Draw pictures (Brush, Spray, Clone brush, fill, gradation fill), Resize photos, Rotate photos, Color Correction, Type text on the photo, Synthesis photos, Cut, copy and paste photos, Sharpen/Blur photos, Remove red-eye, Remove dust, etc.

StylePix supports 53 languages. And It’s free. And It’s only just 2MBytes. Also supports portable version that can be used in USB flash disk.

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